Zynga, EA Put 'The Sims' Copyright Spat To Bed

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 7:11 PM EST) -- Electronic Arts Inc. has agreed to end its copyright infringement suit alleging Zynga Inc.'s Facebook-based video game "The Ville" rips off its own competing "The Sims Social," according to a court document filed Friday in California federal court.

EA and Zynga filed a joint stipulation requesting that all claims and counterclaims asserted in the case be dismissed. The lawsuit, initially filed in August, alleged Zynga had hired away top-level EA executives to make a “Sims” clone; Zynga fired back, alleging EA had filed sham litigation to...
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